What unique mental powers made William Blake different from his fellow writers?
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William Blake was an individual, a free thinker, and a rebel. Maybe all these things are the same, but the idea of independence bears repeating in Blake's case. I think that is what set him apart from writers of his era (and most eras). Blake was breaking away from the mainstream.
He was not entirely original in his thinking, as he was a follower of Swedenborg, but he was certainly not cowed by his culture into following suit with the majority in terms of religion (especially) or politics.
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